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New AFTC Inspector General sworn in

Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, swore in the new Air Force Test Center Inspector General Col. Christopher Wheeler July 30.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas Katherine Lott, the recipient of the 2014 NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship, is congratulated by NASA Armstrong center director David McBride. Flanking the pair are Katherine’s parents, Darryl and Boon Lott. The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial…

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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds F-35B aircraft BF-4, piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Dan Levin, starts down the runway as part of wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards AFB, Calif. In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind…

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412thTW planning 2014 Disability Employment Awareness Month

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest report, "Americans with Disabilities" (2010), 56 million Americans have a disability that affects their daily life activities, making up almost 19 percent of the population. Of that number of people, nearly 60 percent are unemployed.

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Exchange offers back-to-school gas savings

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. As military shoppers load up their students’ backpacks with pencils, notebooks and other back-to-school gear, MILITARY STAR card users can fill up on savings at pumps at the†Edwards Express location. From Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange…


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News Briefs June 27, 2014

Posted  June 27, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 2 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact the blood drive coordinators, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.hernandez@edwards.af.mil Senior Airman Sarah Bird at sarah.bird.2@us.af.mil. You can also self-book online at…

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Huron comes home to test

Posted  June 27, 2014

Photograph by by Jet Fabara Larry Mergili, an L3 Communications site manager attached to the 445th Flight Test Squadron, checks the undercarriage of a C-12C Huron, tail number 31215, after arriving from its aircraft condition inspection from San Angelo, Texas, on June 20. This specific C-12C was out for more than a year due to…

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Cox-Dean assumes command of 412th MDG

Posted  June 27, 2014

Col. Karen L. Cox-Dean gives her first salute as 412th Medical Group commander to Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, June 25. Cox-Dean assumed command from Col. Keith Donaldson (right) who is headed to his next assignment in†Washington, D.C. Cox-Dean comes to Edwards from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., where she served…

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418th FLTS welcomes new commander

Posted  June 27, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Rodney Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander (left), hands the 418th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Eric Bippert (center) during the squadron’s change of command ceremony June 18 in Hangar 1623. Bippert assumed command from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. C.B. Cain (right). At the 418th FLTS, Bippert will oversee a…

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Know your fireworks to make this July 4th safe

Posted  June 27, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara This year’s Freedom Fest will be held July 4th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Roberts and Wings Fields. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. Two hundred people on average go the…

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Pilots, combat systems officers may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted  June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON -†Eligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25. “As we resize our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements and continue to focus on retaining high-performing Airmen, ARP…

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AFROTC instructor duty applications due June 30

Posted  June 27, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -†Eligible lieutenants, captains and majors interested in Summer 2015 and remaining 2014 Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor opportunities must submit their application, via the Airman Development Plan, to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 30, AFPC officials said June 20. Instructor positions will be available at dozens of educational…

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College students study Earth from NASA’s DC-8 flying lab

Posted  June 27, 2014

Thirty-two undergraduate students from a like number of colleges and universities are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science Program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth Science research.

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Commissaries support ‘Feds Feed Families’

Posted  June 27, 2014

Commissary employees and customers are working together again this year to collect donations for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The campaign, which began June 1 and runs through the end of August, collects much-needed items for local food banks. Customers and employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to the campaign using marked…

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CSAF to sponsor three captains for PhD program

Posted  June 27, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ The Chief of Staff of the Air Force will sponsor three eligible captains to pursue a doctorate degree through the fiscal year 2015 CSAF Captains Prestigious PhD Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. ìIntellectual development of officers, especially in critical thinking skills, relatively early in their careers will…

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